Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes
Spain – La Liga
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mames (Bilbao).
With only two more matches remaining, the spot for the Europe trip is tight and Athletic Bilbao has a narrow chance if they can pick up all points from the remaining matches. Leganes is trying hard to climb out of relegation this season by taking advantage of the dip in form from Alaves.
Bilbao has a significant advantage when playing at home and in addition to that Leganes faced problems on the road, especially against top part teams in the mix. Gaizka Garitano and his men will thus be the favorites to win at their own turf.
Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Match preview
Athletic Bilbao has been a strong contingent in the league and is known for their pressing game at home, troubling the visitors in finding spaces in the middle.
Bilbao’s three losses post lockdown has come against the teams from the top four spots in the table. Their previous encounter gave a 1-2 away win for in them in their visit to Levante.
The host has lost the last two matches at home, and as mentioned above; it is against stronger sides in the league. They were unbeaten in the previous four matches, including a draw with Atletico Madrid.
Leganes is pushing their might to climb out of the relegation trap. They are unbeaten in their last three fixtures with just one draw in it. Both their recent two wins saw them keeping a clean sheet.
They will visit after a 1-0 win at home against Valencia in their previous league encounter. Their other win came on the road against the first relegated side this season, Espanyol.
Los Pepineros has only one win in their recent five trips on the road, but are unbeaten in the previous two tours in the campaign. With such poor away form, they have a rare chance in the game.
Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Head-to-head (h2h)
- Bilbao is unbeaten in their last four meetings.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- The teams combined an average of 1.4 goals per match.
- Los Pepineros has only one win out of 7 clashes.
Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Prediction
Athletic Bilbao is a strong side, especially when playing at home. The best bet in the clash will be to go with the home win in full-time. At 1.80 odds, the tip will yield decent returns from the game.
The host enjoys home ground advantage and being one of the decent sides at home with just 5 losses from their 18 attempts so far, their records suffice to their chance in the game.
Besides, Leganes has only two wins in their 18 away fixtures so far this season. This exhibits their poor away form, which will not be a match against a team with 19 points more than them in the table.
Their reverse fixture this season resulted in a 1-1 draw at Leganes. Considering their scoring averages, the tip for over 1.5 goals at 1.50 odds will cover the goals area for the punters.
Athletic Bilbao vs Leganes Betting tips
Full-time result: Athletic Bilbao @ 1.80 (4/5).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).